What is Wellness?: The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

What is Wellness? The Eight Dimensions of Wellness  Definition of Wellness Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and […]

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October 29, 2018

How Do I know If I Need Help?

How Do I know If I Need Help? Self-care check ins with on-line Self-Assessments Many on-line assessment tools and quizzes are designed to recommend further reading and resources that may help you better understand how you feel.  However, following the advice of WebMD.com, “The site does not provide medical advice.  The contents of the WebMD […]

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October 29, 2018

Cost of Time for Self-care

  Carving intentional time for self-care Often-ignored but totally necessary, self-care is any action or behavior that helps us avoid triggering health problems (like increasing our risk for heart problems due to excess stress, for example) and benefits us by improving our mental and physical health through better self-esteem, less stress, and overall wellbeing. These behaviors help provide […]

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October 29, 2018

What do I get Out of It?

What do I get Out of It? The Benefits of Self-Care  Experts suggest we neglect self-care because it can be tough to make healthy changes and manage stress in better ways. Self-care is also sometimes associated with selfishness and lazy, over-indulgent behavior. This mentality might make us feel guilty for thinking we need to take a break from our […]

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October 29, 2018

Priority of Me Time

Priority of Me Time Self-Care in the New Year For anyone who’s been looking for a good reason to treat yourself consider this: You probably don’t do it often enough, and putting “me time” on the back burner is a big part of why we can all feel run-down, frenzied, and overwhelmed. Self-care, to the […]

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October 29, 2018

Lottery Tickets for Your Kids’ Holiday Stockings? Not a Good Bet

Lottery Tickets for Your Kids’ Holiday Stockings? Not a Good Bet Published Dec. 14, 2015 by Mary Ann Dearborn, LCSW, CPS Tillamook County Tillamook Family Counseling Center Updated 10/29/18 by DeAnna Pearl, MAT, CPS Tillamook County Tillamook Family Today’s is the first generation to grow up in a society where gambling is widely accepted and […]

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October 29, 2018

Offering Hope: Creating a Suicide Safer Community

Offering Hope Creating a Suicide Safer Community by:  DeAnna Pearl, Certified Prevention Specialist Every time I do a presentation, training or outreach, I get the same questions and comments:  How can you talk to someone who is suicidal?  OR I am afraid to ask the person if they are suicidal because it might cause them to […]

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October 29, 2018

Risk of Freedom: Seniors and Problem Gambling

Risk of Freedom: Seniors and Problem Gambling Many seniors today — both men and women — also have income that is more discretionary and more leisure hours than their peers of two or three decades ago. Such a combination makes travel and leisure attractive — especially when coupled with a chance to win a bit […]

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October 29, 2018

Problem Gambling and Suicidal Behavior

Problem Gambling and Suicidal Behavior A Primer for Law Enforcement Expert from Tony Salvatore  Law enforcement personnel often see the collateral damage caused by problem gambling, sometimes in themselves or their peers. Yet, they may know less about the most harmful effect—the substantial suicide risk that problem gamblers bear. Several lists of major suicide risk […]

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October 29, 2018

A Dollar and a Dream

A Dollar and a Dream Problem Gambling in Retirement Now that their children are grown and the mortgage nearly paid off, thousands of couples, age 60 and over, have some wiggle room in their budgets. They have income from a pension, social security and/or investments. And they have something that was in short supply a […]

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October 29, 2018